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JCDC gives Ranny Williams a facelift

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) , owners and operators of the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, have begun the first phase of a major refurbishing project, which will reposition the location as the premier entertainment venue of choice in the Corporate Area.

Situated on Hope Road, St Andrew, the complex currently hosts an open-air theatre with a seating capacity of over 2000, the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, an amphitheatre which holds as many as 600 patrons, as well as spacious lawns and open areas.

The first phase of the project, which includes the painting of colourful murals as well as infrastructural repairs, represents a continuation of a major rebranding initiative undertaken by the JCDC in early February.

The overall facelift includes repainting of both theatres, landscaping of the grounds, the construction of additional sanitary conveniences and the refurbishing of the dressing and holding areas.

Berger Paints, Sherwin Williams Ltd. and Creative Building Finishes Ltd are among members of corporate Jamaica assisting in returning the venue, established in honour of cultural icon Randolph Williams or 'Mass Ran', to its former glory.

Over the years, the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre has become a mainstay on the Jamaican cultural and entertainment landscape and is also the home of many activities of the JCDC and several other events.

The overall facelift includes repainting of both theatres, land-scaping of the grounds, the construction of additional sanitary conveniences and the refurbishing of the dressing and holding areas.